So, right, there have been quite a few movies about the iconic Apple mastermind. He has already received the genius-asshole biopic treatment with Jobs, has been the subject of a biting Alex Gibney documentary, and was even parodied by Justin Long and Funny Or Die in iSteve. But, with an awards-ready team in front of and behind the camera, the turtlenecked technocrat may finally be getting the definitive cinematic look at his life thanks to Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs. With Michael Fassbender in the title role, Aaron Sorkin’s biopic narrows the focus down to a few seminal years in the CEO’s life, and details how his brilliance affected everyone in his orbit, from Seth Rogen’s Steve Wozniak to Kate Winslet’s Joanna Hoffman. Steve Jobs opens in limited theaters on October 16, but The A.V. Club and Universal have an opportunity for you to see it for free on October 12. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter your information. As always, seats will be first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.”